Army violates order of Jos High Court over human right abuse

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Army violates order of Jos High Court over human right abuse

 By; Buhari B. Bello, Jos.

The Commander of Operations Save Haven (OPSH) has violated the order of Plateau State High Court, directing the release of Anas Idris, over violation of his human right bythe special Task Force.

Family members of the plaintiff petitioned the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, over the matter dated 21st December, 2015, wherein they revealed that the OPSH commander has, despite court order, continued to detain their son.

The family through their counsel Akiu Idris said that the Commander, Major-General Tagbo Ude, has flagrantly disobeyed the court and had continue to violate the human right of Anas Idris.

The court in suit number PLD/J32OM2/15 had ordered; “that leave is granted for the respondent to release or order to be released on bail the applicants forthwith from detention…”

It further ordered that the respondent is “refrained from taking any further steps in connection with the matter or maintaining status quo or staying all actions pending the determination of substantive application. The return date for hearing of the suit shall be the 20th January, 2016.”

According to the plaintiff counsel,  Anas Idris did not commit any offence that could warrant his unlawful detention, more so that men of the OPSH did not found any thing incriminating with him at his apartment.

The family in the petition solicited for the intervention of the COAS, to direct the OPSH Commander to comply with the court order.

“We also passionately appeal to you to kindly use your good offices to conduct comprehensive investigation,” into the matter and, “to punish whoever that orchestrated the illegal arrest, continued detention or our client and flagrant disobedience to the order of a competent court of law,” they prayed.

When contacted over the matter, the OPSH Media/Information Officer, however said; “I will call to tell you something about the issue if I am back in the office” but never did.

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